ICHI is a completed version of the cutlery that Ole Palsby designed with inspiration from Japan. In 1990, the cutlery was awarded with the Formlandprisen as well as the Japanese Design Prize.
Ole Palsby finished the design and initial prototypes together with the Japanese craftsman Kazonosuke Ohizumi shortly before he passed away in 2010. Thereby, ICHI became the great finale in his long career as industrial designer.
ICHI means one, or the first, in Japanese, and Ole Palsby’s finale will be the beginning of a new era for his timeless design with the launch of the first products based on the ICHI concept. Ole Palsby Design presents two complete cutlery ranges: ICHI MATTE in classic matte polished steel, and ICHI TITANIUM with a black titanium finish combining supreme strength with a silky touch.
The ICHI range consists of 15 elements, each designed for different purposes. The dessert knife is flexible and can be used as a spreading knife. The dinner knife is very sharp and is ideal for steaks. Knife, fork and spoon in dessert sizes can be used as child cutlery as well.